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at a texas prison say they are constitutionally protected from the heat, and they're going to court. our legal guys take on the case. >>> and a mystery disease has killed more than 60 children in cambodia. health investigators are trying to figure out exactly what is going on. for business. [ beeping ] in here, data knows what to do. because the network finds it and tailors it across all the right points, automating all the right actions, to bring all the right results. [ whirring and beeping ] it's the at&t network -- doing more with data to help business do more for customers. ♪ to help business do more for customers. homicide of young people in america has an impact on all of us. how can we save these young people's lives? as a police chief, i have an opportunity to affect what happens in a major city. if you want to make a difference, you have to have the right education. university of phoenix opened the door. my name is james craig, i am committed to making a difference, and i am a phoenix. visit phoenix.edu to find the program that's right for you. enroll now. >>> the legal guys
patrol stations in states like california, montana and texas is causing an uproar tonight. local law enforcement officials say those stations located in towns a few hundred miles from the border provide essential resources to detain illegal immigrants. the administration plans to relocate 41 agents from those stations and place them closer to the southern and northern borders. but does this add up to better border security? our ed lavandera is in amarillo, texas with that story. >> reporter: the border patrol station in amarillo, texas sits on grassy prairie land on the edge of town. it's home to two border patrol agents. the office is hundreds of miles from the border, and might not be much to look at, but potter county sheriff brian thomas says his deputies patrol interstate 40, a major corridor for human smuggling and he counts on the border patrol agents for help. what do you think happens now when you come across a group of illegal immigrants that might be trafficked through your home? >> if we don't have any criminal charges on them, we have to let them go. there's not any othe
ncaa career, i competed as a graduate student at the university of texas. i knew that i had more left in the tank. so there wasn't any question of whether or not i was going to keep up with it in law school, even though lot of people asked me how i would do so. but even after law school i was fortunate enough to receive a job offer from a law firm in new york city and they have been very supportive. they deferred that offer for a couple years and are behind me 100%. it really enables me to focus on my training and really try to be all that i can be on the track before i attempt that in my legal career. >> how did it come back that you would represent haiti as opposed to pursuing only a u.s. olympic team slot and then leaving it there if you didn't make the team or celebrating if you did. instead, it would be haiti that you would be representing as an olympian? >> yeah. well, in 2007 before going to law school when i finished at the university of texas i decided that i wanted to compete internationally. that year was the pan american games. so for me at that point it was really just a
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. thanks very much to john avlon. >>> texas fought for its voter i.d. law in court today which could keep more than one million people from voting. we'll tell you why it may hold up in court. >>> a mysterious illness has killed dozens of children in cambodia. we first brought you that report last week. tonight on the scene live, what that deadly illness might be. >>> and george zimmerman is in a safe house and we're going to tell you who's actually paying the bill. [ man ] ever year, sophia and i use the points we earn with our citi thankyou card for a relaxing vacation. ♪ sometimes, we go for a ride in the park. maybe do a little sightseeing. or, get some fresh air. but this summer, we used our thank youpoints to just hang out with a few friends in london. [ male announcer ] the citi thankyou visa card. redeem the points you've earned to travel with no restrictions. rewarding you, every step of the way. >>> our second story "outfront," the state of texas tries to enforce an id law that could keep more than 1 million people from voting in the presidential election. it's one of 11 states
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vacation. maybe even quit your job. but the dallas chapter of the naacp wants the texas lottery gone, saying it preys on the poor. brian todd has the story. >> reporter: juanita tells the saddest of stories. about a man who spent his money on lottery tickets and not on things he needed. >> well, he died and having no insurance because his insurance had elapsed, it was left up to the community and people that loved him to try to pull together funds in order to bury hi him. >> reporter: wallace's president of the dallas chapter is trying to get -- what are the primary reasons you want the lottery gone? research shows there are more poor people who purps these tickets than people who can actually afford it. >> reporter: wallace says the lottery preys on the poor and claims there are many more booths set up in poorer areas of dallas than in middle and upper income neighborhoods. contacted by cnn, the spokeswoman said they tried to reach all segments of the population. that they don't target poorer areas. but the texas lottery commission is required to do demographic studies and the most
's energy mix. let's go. >>> more news unfolding. rapid fire. roll it. in texas there as federal trial under way today over this new voter i.d. law. the law says texans have to show photo identification in order to cast a ballot, but the u.s. attorney general's office blocked the law, saying it could make it tougher for minorities, for the disabled to vote. the texas ag points out at least four other states require photo i.d. for people to cast their ballots. >>> lance armstrong is suing to try to block the doping charges against him. the u.s. anti-doping agency accuses the seven-time tour de france champ of using performance enhancing drugs. armstrong's lawsuit says the agency's proceedings are rigged and they go on to accuse the agency of looking to snare a big fish to justify its existence. the anti-doping agency says armstrong's lawsuit doesn't have a leg to stand on. >>> at a florida courthouse this morning people started throwing punches causing an all out brawl. >> hey! hey! >> wow. look at this. this is unbelievable. according to our affiliate wftv this fight broke out between a murd
to protect the process. in a washington courtroom the justice department will challenge texas' proposed law that would require voters to show identification. last hour on "starting point" we heard from one texas lawmaker who scoffs at claims that minorities are being unfairly targeted. >> what we really want are people eligible to vote. we want them to get to the polls and register to vote. we don't want those who are dead. we want actual real ballots from real people and this law does that. >> joe johns joins us now. what's the core issue before the court today? >> reporter: this is a texas case and the question in court is about ensuring the integrity of the ballot versus making sure voting rights of minorities are protected. it will be determined by your party affiliation. republicans arguing for a long time now that voter fraud is a big problem. we've heard that argument and so something numerous states have enacted laws that require voters to present photo identification though some have been challenged. democrats say a lot of democratic voters especially segments of the african-americ
in texas. i think the three-judge panel is going to say, gary, it is cruel and unusual punishment, 126 degrees, 143 degrees, it's time to do something about that. >> richard, prison officials accuse or accused of not providing enough fans, ventilation, water, refusing to follow local and national prison standards. a texas law requires counties to maintain temperatures between 65 and 85 degrees. this is what's interesting the law does not apply to state prisons, right? >> does not apply to state prisons. i don't think that the circuit court is going to come down as hard as avery thinks. they may make some remedial suggestions to provide fans, but this is texas. don't mess with texas. very, very tough sentencing state. you know, i don't know what percentage of people in texas have fully air conditioned homes. these individuals are incarcerated. there's a purpose for incarceration. deterrence, protect the public. should be a just punishment. i understand that. but whether it really rises to the level, this gentleman was 345 pounds. his body temperature was 109 degrees, gary. so the condit
today in washington. this is why texas passed a law in 2011 requiring voters to provide a voter i.d. and many march the obama administration blocked the law saying it is unfair to the minority voters and then texas sued the government saying that the motives are political. the trial starts today and a real test of the voting rights act of 1965 which essentially safeguards minority voting rights. i want to bring in ryan haygood who is director of the participation group at the naacp fund and first of all, talk about, ryan, the core issue here that people want to know. they are getting it of ensuring the integrity of the ballot that people should be able to vote. >> sure. thank you for having me on the show, suzanne. what is the what is at issue is three judges in texas will be considering if the voter i.d. law will affect the voting rights. our naacp legal defense fund represents three young students who had voted in previous elections using the only form of i.d. they had, student i.d., and texas' proposed law does not allow for the use of student i.d., but curiously will for the c
of a malware attack that could infect tens of thousands of people. >>> texas require voters to show photo i.d. at the polls? a panel of judges will hear that case today. >>> can this woman do something no other american has ever done before. we'll talk to the american who is the world judo champion about her chances for bringing gold for this country for the first time ever in judo. at the olympics. welcome back, everyone to "early start." it is nice to have you with us. i'm ashleigh banfield. >> i'm ali velshi, i'm in for zoraida. >>> this is cnn breaking news. >> president obama is holding a big event in the white house rose garden later this morning to resurrect the battle over the bush tax cuts. he'll be surrounded by working-class americans while he calls on congress to enasked tax cuts for everyone making $250,000 a year or less. republicans want the tax cuts extended for the wealthy as well. the white house will be busy framing the tax cut debate this week with the events planned in new hampshire, colorado, and florida. republicans want the tax cuts extended for all of americans, eve
in texas that is all about bikinis "the ridiculist" is next. ♪ you want to save money on car insurance? no problem. you want to save money on rv insurance? no problem. you want to save money on motorcycle insurance? no problem. you want to find a place to park all these things? fuggedaboud it. this is new york. hey little guy, wake up! aw, come off it mate! geico. saving people money on more than just car insurance. >>> time for the "ridiculist." there's a sports bar franchise in texas called bikinis. i would imagine it's some kind of memorial on the government's nuclear test. no? it's an imaginative alternate universe where women in bikinis serve bacon, cheese burgers and beer. they have fried oreos on the menu. mmm, oreos. you wou you would think the guy who owns it would be sitting on top of the world. but the eno'er of bikinis is not content to rest on those laur laurels. he had new trails to blaze. so he bought a town in texas and renamed it bikinis. it's not actually a town, per say. the area is a couple of acres, an old building and an abandoned bus the guy says he wants to turn
that amount to more in a tax break than a median income family in central texas earns in an entire year. that will just continue to destart the gap between the very rich and rest of the country and it will not grow jobs. >> i have to tell you though, the contrast from steve king who we spoke to earlier today from iowa, is pretty sharp and shows these two, talking about fairness in a completely different light. i want you to listen to what he said. the fairness issue is not about the rich paying more, it's about everyone else paying their fair share. listen. >> if they are not going to work and there's a number approaching 100 million americans of working age not in the workforce and that includes the 13 million that are unemployed, some can't do anything about it. some aren't willing to do anything about that. when you add that up, roughly a third of americans of working age are not contributing to the gross domestic product to the united states. >> he talks about class envy. that's what you're going to hear. that's what you're going to be hearing a lot from the gop this week, sir, that
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in the peace making process following their bitter primary battle. >>> now to houston, texas. people are dealing with the worst flooding in more than two years. rescue crews scrambled to save dozens of people from the flash floods, including some kids from a baseball day camp. the national weather service has extended some of its flood warnings until tomorrow morning. >>> and it's an incredible story of survival. an autistic man surviving three weeks in the utah desert with just the clothes on his back. coming up, hear from the pilot who helped rescue him. [ male announcer ] this... is the at&t network. a living, breathing intelligence teaching data how to do more for business. [ beeping ] in here, data knows what to do. because the network finds it and tailors it across all the right points, automating all the right actions, to bring all the right results. [ whirring and beeping ] it's the at&t network -- doing more with data to help business do more for customers. ♪ too. >>> independent investigator louis freeh releases a scathing report. might this open up a whole new can of wor
is estimated to cost as much as $68 billion. >>> travel insider deep in the heart of texas. the lonestar state is known for ropers, wranglers and darn good texas mex. let's ask our own ed lavandera. he loves stopping in on fuel city tacos even more. >> reporter: what if i told you some of the best tacos you'll find not just in dallas, texas but the entire state of texas are hidden in this gas station. fuel city. you're not going to find this place in some fancy photo spread with the dallas chamber of commerce. it's off the beaten path. you have to drive a bunch of bail bond stores, liquor stores and closed up strip joint but worth the drive. i'll take you inside where the magic is made. [ speaking foreign language ] check it out. you got beef, you got chicken, you got pork, check out theal p -- the jalapenos and grilled onions. there's some donkeys, car washes. this place is opened 24 hours. breakfast tacos. come here any time. $1.40 for a taco. i'm for to us order. we're ordering for everybody. a feast ready for everybody to enjoy. heaven. it's all good. beautiful. now after you've enjoyed yo
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a texas instruments, most blaming the slowdown from europe. markets are down worldwide after that disappointing jobs report on friday here in the united states. and a georgia banker has gone missing, so has $17 million. aubry lee price is accused of defrauding more than 100 investors. he disappeared and left what appears to be a rambling suicide note. but atlanta journal constitution says federal investigators believe that price is still alive and possibly in south america. $44 million, not bad for a day's work for a few hours this week, william johnson was the ceo of duke energy. the former ceo of progress energy, where he worked, signed a three-year contract to head up duke once the two companies merged. he assumed the position on july 2nd. the next day by so-called mutual agreement, he was out, replaced by duke's former chief executive. johnson leaves with a severance package worth $44 million. christine, we've got to do a little digging to see how he earned the $44 million. it sounds a little odd to get $44 million for a day's worth of work. >> mutual agreement isn't alwa
, and then fatally shot in the head according to witnesses. she had just moved to denver from texas, randi, where she was trying to become a sports caster, an aspiring journalist who no doubt would have had a tremendous impact on our field. and ironically enough, she was in toronto last month when a mall shooting broke out there. she survived that attack. her mother earlier, yesterday, spoke to our affiliate in san antonio, giving an emotional interview about her daughter. >> i'll never have her to hug again or get a text message again or get a funny facebook picture. that's the hard part right now. just knowing those are things that i'm never going to get to experience again. i was blessed, only for 25 years, but i was blessed. >> now, cnn is continuing to make calls this morning, trying to independently confirm those names for our viewers. and just a reminder to our viewers, the youngest victim being a 4-month-old baby that was treated and released. also included, yesterday, barbara starr, cnn pentagon correspondent, finding that four servicemen, in fact, two airmen and two sailors, one who's still
next to the state of texas, right on our border, they were attacked multiple times. two years ago they had people, unidentified gun men storm in and open fire against their staff. one staffer was paralyzed. i want to read a statement put out that is sort of unusual to address this publicly. saying we ask for the public comprehension and will refrain for as long as needed from publishing anying information related to the violent disputes our city and other regions of the country are suffering. >> it is interesting. it sends another message it seems. >> the fact that riwere publicly commenting saying they are staying away from reporting on public disputes. there was another story asking as the defacto leaders we ask what do we do? how do we cover this? they didn't stop covering the events. a prominent paper is saying it is just going to stop. this is an assault on freedom of speech and journalism in the country. >> they are letting them know we have given up in the battle meaning just the fight for having words in the paper to inform people. are they indicating whether this is tempo
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and found story that was 42 years in the making. bob russell of texas is back with his car. it was stolen in 1970. he kept the keys and title and kept an eye out. he found it for sale on ebay posted from a car dealership out of beverly hills after wrangling with the present owner he got back the car he drove on the first date with a woman that is now his wife. he says the car runs just fine. the car is worth today about $23,000. >>> admit it, this looks fun. the world's longest human domino chain made world records in shanghai over the weekend. 1 1,001 people on mattresses topple each other over. >>> is your grass brown? your yard cracked? dozens of counties people are seeing the worst drought in years. chad with join us next. >>> a settlement with mastercard and visa. it sounds good but means you could be paying more. for those you have heading out the door you can continue watching cnn from your mobile phone or you can watch from your desktop. g blng a broader mix of energies. that's why we're supplying natural gas to generate cleaner electricity... that has around 50% fewer co2 emissio
. in fact, we even had an awful lot of rain out in texas. we're downloading pictures now from texas. not that far from san antonio, where weberville picked up 10 inches of rain in three hours. there has been flooding there. we're going to download those pictur pictures now. not a big area, but there is flash flooding going on. with this much heat and humidity in the there, a lot of stuff in the sky. one more thing to talk about, emilia, a strange name, a category 4 hurricane in the middle of the pacific ocean. big storm out there but not going to hit anything. good news. >> that is good news. we need good news, chad. >>> hospital in the u.s. has given million of dollars to, it's treating patients in horrible conditions. watch cnn's exclusive report up next. >>> don't forget, watch cnn live on your computer while you're at work. head to cnn.com/tv. homicide of young people in america has an impact on all of us. how can we save these young people's lives? as a police chief, i have an opportunity to affect what happens in a major city. if you want to make a difference, you have to have
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, texas was living in aurora, colorado working at joe's crab shack according to her face book page. she is a mother of a couple of kids there and we saw a post on her father's facebook page where he says, i lost my daughter yesterday to a mad man. my grief right now is inconsolable. i hear she died instantly without pain, however the pain is unbearable. so, fred, again, to recap, an eighth victim now we're hearing about. of the 12 killed in early friday morning in aurora, colorado, 32-year-old rebecca wingo originally from quinlan, texas was living in aurora, colorado. she is now being listed as the eighth victim. >> tragic. thanks so much. appreciate that. we'll have much more of our continuing coverage of this massacre at a movie theater right after this. i have to know the weather patterns. i upgraded to the new sprint direct connect. so i can get three times the coverage. [ chirp ] [ manager 2 ] it's like working in a giant sandbox with all these huge toys. and with the fastest push-to-talk... i can keep track of them all. [ chirp ] [ chirp ] [ male announcer ] upgrade to the new "d
was that we were brought out of it by going into the el nino pattern which brought lots of moisture into texas, so it's very a very good sign that we are going into the el nino right now, and very likely in the winter we may see the conditions improving. >> thank you, chad. we appreciate it. >>> it is not just the farmers getting hit by the drought. we will feel the effects of the grocery bills and alison kosik is joining us. where do we expect to see the higher prices? >> well, at the meat counter and dairy. because corn that is affected by the drought is going to the feed to feed the chicken and the pig and if it is more expensive to feed them, it is going to roll downhill that the food coming from the animals is going to cost more. that means that the average cost of beef which rang up at $4.35 a pound last year, could jump more than .40 this year, but remember, it would not happen overnight, and maybe we would see this sort of happen maybe at the end of this year, and fwe gining of next year, and it is, suzanne, the farmers who will feel the impact more than the average consumer. one of th
texas voter i.d. law. federal judges are reviewing that proposal this week after the justice department blocked it. holder says the proposal would be discriminatory. >> under the proposed law, concealed handgun licenses would be acceptable forms of photo i.d. but student i.d.s would not. many of those without i.d.s would have to travel great distances to get them. and some would struggle to pay for the documents they might need to obtain them. we call those poll taxes. >> holder said studies show 1/4 of voting aged african-americans do not have government-issued photo i.d.s. that compares to 8% of voting-aged whites. >>> now "daily show"? "jersey shore" jitters? here's why. >> this is a bad situation. >> it's like the end of civilization. >> tonight, direct tv is getting rid of mtv. >> really? >> nickleodeon. >> what? >> we're doomed! >> comedy central. >> no! >> that's so sad. >> can we see just the disturbing part again? >> bet. >> what? >> we have to stop the show. hold on, hold on, hold on. >> and more. >> that is the reality for direct tv viewers this morning. the satellite provide
conventions and major bench poll tan centers just to cause huge traffic jams. miguel in texas writes, have you lost your bearings? lose all those millions of dollars to boost the local economy? the conventions also give the president to-be and vice president time to make points who then go out and campaign hard for them up until the election. jk in minnesota, yes, do away with them and the electoral college and go on the popular vote. that way the candidates better pay attention to all parts of the country and not just the swing states. what a screwed up system we have. eric in toronto writes, you mean do away with the four-day commercial that no one watches? besides, the candidates' speeches, nothing else really matters. brandon in iowa writes, i'd say it's time to bag the conventions, they're a waste of time, money and promote the polarization of america. bob in ohio, nope, i would rather watch politicians and their supporters lying and partying than anything passes through my tv. like the unemployment isn't enough already, now you want to put a bunch of hookers out of business? if you want
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. i think they may make some remedial suggestions to provide fans but this is texas. don't mess with texas. a very, very tough sentencing state. you know, i don't know what percentage of people in texas have fully air conditioned homes. these individuals are incarcerated. there is a purpose for incarceration. deterrence, protect the public, should be a just punishment. i understand that. but whether it really rises to the level -- >> you can watch the rest of my conversation with our legal guys in the 4:00 eastern hour of cnn newsroom. >>> you're in the cnn newsroom. i'm gary tuchman in for frederica whitfield. nine days and counting. a searing heat wave affecting a huge section of the united states is once again creating dangerous conditions from the midwest to the eastern seaboard. temperatures so high they are literally causing roads to buckle. in wisconsin, this warped road actually sent an suv flying into the air. that is a true picture. that is not made up. the heat is especially dangerous for people who don't have power and that is the situation facing hundreds of thousan
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to experience again. i was blessed. only for 25 years, but i was blessed. >> reporter: she moved from her texas home to denver after begging her parents to let her pursue her dream job. >> it looks like you got hit with a puck. >> reporter: she'd been looking forward to this big night. jessica's close high school friend brent lowic was visiting her to share a special screening of this batman movie together. brent was shot in the backside and also suffered shrapnel wuds. his father says he's undergone surgery, though still has major injuries. active on twitter, jessica's last tweet came around midnight, saying, "movie doesn't start for 20 minutes." she had narrowly escaped tragedy just a month ago. a sad irony, her brother and friends tell us she was at the eaton center toronto mall, visiting her boyfriend, jay, a minor league hockey player, when a shooting broke out in the mall food court, just three minutes after jessica left it. she recounted the horror on her blog. "i was reminded that we don't know when or where our time on earth will end. when or where we will breathe our last breath. i sa
of the blazing texas sun. marathon runner and triathlete he has served the majority of his 27-military career in the army special forces including remarkably seven tours to iraq. >> joined army straight out of high school and what i wanted to do since i was 5 years old, give or take. as kids we play soldier but i just never grew out of it. i knew from the start. i started high school, got to get good grades. why? i'm going to the army. >> his battle at home is now his greatest. chris is one of the 20 u.s. military personnel here in texas for the ride organized by the george w. bush presidential center led by president bush himself. >> the w-100 is a hundred kilometer mountain bike ride to honor our vets who have been wounded in combat to thank their families and thank the groups who have helped them recover from serious injury. >> each of these warriors suffers from a devastating consequence at war. but chris, it's his leg. the ride is a chance to prove to the former commander in chief and to themselves what they can do. >> these are stories are courage, sacrifice and commitment. these are vo
victims in a rollover crash in texas. custom enforcement agents say the victims were from honduras, mexico, and guatemala. a damaged right-hand tire is being blamed for the accident. >>> this woman and this man tried to get married in their own church. the answer? no. the reason? because they are black. it happened in mississippi. they are angry and they are doing something about t stay with cnn. they will be with me live right here later this evening. >>> well, it's becoming a very long hot summer for a big chunk of the country. the heat is making people miserable. heat advisories blanket parts of oklahoma and arkansas. temperature turs spiking from 105 to 113 degrees are in the forecast through thursday. >>> well, the fight for the white house goes overseas. republican mitt romney is in jerusalem today touring holy sites and plunging headfirst into the middle east conflict. cnn's jim acosta is there. >> mitt romney stuck to his pledge but drew big contrast with mr. obama. the may headline, his call for jerusalem to be the undisputed capital of israel. that's something no other u.
, in san antonio, texas. just a short time ago one of her broadcast colleagues remembering sort of embarrassing story about when jessica first started saying she forgot to put her microphone on one of the first times she's on air. some of the things we all forget to do from time to time. but you see her just an aspiring sports broadcaster whose life was cut short way too soon at 24 years old. and last, matt mcquinn's funeral will be held today. he dove on his girlfriend to take the bullet for her. his family trying to make sense of his heroic deed there on july 20th in aurora, colorado. his uncle spoke to a local affiliate and said that he's just glad that his son -- his nephew died in this heroic way but just a big tragedy for the family. >> all right. . >> you can't think. all can you do is react. and for matt to immediately react to protect the one that he loved showed us what a great -- what great character he had and made us proud that he was a part of our family. >> and it's that character there, several of these men that died in the shooting of the 12 killed did protect g
. and her father. >> out of the red corner, marlen esparza, houston, texas. out of the blue corner, christina cruz, new york, new york. >> reporter: marlen comes out swinging. then lets christina run. >> come on, christina! >> there you go! >> yes! >> your winner, out of the red corner, marlen esparza, houston, texas. >> you beat her easy, man. easy. easy. >> because i was like, man, i was like, if i lose to the same person in a row, when i've never lost to anybody twice in my life. >> my timing was a little off. towards the later rounds, i was getting tired. she put more pressure on me. this time she waited a little, which i didn't expect. >> reporter: how did it feel? >> it felt really good. i think after she beat me, a lot of people were thinking maybe i'm not the one that's going to win anymore. and i think after that one, it was kind of like, it was just an accident. it was just a mistake. >> anybody checking in to vip? >> welcome to the 2011 usa boxing national championships. >> after i beat christina, i was done. i was like, i won. i kept having to tell myself, marlen, you'r
shooting victims are being remembered in special services today. in texas, powerful words during a service for jessica ghawi from her brother. >> if this coward would have done this with this much hate, imagine what we can do with this much love. and the other thing is if you're putting your dreams on hold, you stop that right now. you chase those dreams. you don't know how long you have here. is. >> nick, three victims. three very different pointian memorial services.s. >> nick, three victims. three very different pointian memorial services.. >> nick, three victims. three very different pointian memorial services. >> nick, three victims. three very different pointian memorial services. >> an overwhelming day for all of us that have covered this shooting particularly and especially for the families and victims of this horrendous attack. three people honored today, their lives remembered. jessica ghawi being sort of the quintessential face of this shooting that happened just one week ago yesterday. jessica, an aspiring sports broadcaster, chased her dreams, known to her friends as gentlemje
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